The One & Only Personal Statement Planner!

Writing the personal statement for your Medicine application is without a doubt a daunting task. You’re left with such an open avenue, so it’s perfectly understandable that the question most of us ask is Where do I start? Followed by What do I include? How do I write it? Advertisements

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5 YouTube Channels All Medical Students Should Subscribe to!

Having finished my first year at medical school, one of the most valuable resources I saw myself constantly turning to when I needed a simple, easy-to-understand explanation of a topic is YOUTUBE! Offer me a chapter from a textbook or a YouTube video, I will opt for the video every single time. If someone had…

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5 Things to do on Your Gap Year to Boost Your Med School Application

If you weren’t successful in getting in to Medical School this year, you may have decided to take a gap year! As well taking a breather from exams, you’re going to be wanting to find ways that you can improve your application. Here are 5 ways you can do just that!

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3 Signs You Might Suit a Problem-Based Learning Course

It is definitely difficult to decide whether PBL is the way that you’d like to learn for the next five years as it’s so different to the classroom-based teaching we’ve all experienced from the day we started school. It’d also hard to fully appreciate the realities of PBL unless you’ve actually tried it. Now that…

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What’s PBL Really Like? – Debunking The Myths

What’s PBL really like? This is a question I’ve been asked a good few times so I thought I’d compile all my thoughts into 1 big blog post. Having now completed the first year of med school means I’ve had 17  PBL cases (as well as 2 training cases), I think I’m finally qualified to…

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5 Things You Might Not Know About Studying a PBL Course

I started studying Medicine this year at a university which uses a lot of PBL alongside an integrated approach to teaching. A lot of you will know what I mean by a PBL and Integrated course, but here’s a post I wrote only a few months into the year (so a while ago now), picking…

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Anatomy: A Love-Hate Relationship

There’s nothing in the world that satisfies the description of a “love hate relationship” more than Anatomy. There are many times I’ve declared just how much I love Anatomy, awed at the intricacy of the human body; yet equally as many times I’ve expressed how this subject is totally driving me crazy and teared my…

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How to Apply Your DofE to Medicine

Duke of Edinburgh is something most of you will have done at various different levels and you’ll probably be wanting to use it into your medical school application in some way. There’s no advantage to mentioning the DofE if you just briefly mention in a short sentence somewhere “I have got my Bronze DofE award” because…

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What to do if you Don’t Have Any Med School Offers

Not receiving an offer for Medicine can be heartbreaking, but it needn’t be the end of the world. It’s understandable that you might feel a little disheartened considering the amount of effort and dedication putting together an application takes, but if you are still fixed on going down this route there are plenty of options…

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The Medicine Application Process!

Applying for Medicine is a long and complicated process of entrance exams, voluntary work, interviews…and if you’re just deciding you want to go for it and apply, it can seem like you’ve got a long road to travel. Applying to university isn’t the most straightforward of things and choosing Medicine adds another whole layer of…

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National Medical School Exams – for Newbies!

This is a guest post written by Diana, an intercalating medical student at UCL. So you want to be a doctor? Today we will be breaking down the exams that final year medical students take. Although it may seem like a long way away it is important to know about these exams, as without them you…

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5 Things You Should do Over Easter to Get Those Grades

The Easter holidays are always a marker of exams looming over us. Whatever stage you are at, these upcoming exams are important and these two weeks are the only break you’ll get to sort your workload out. It’s time forget about your med school application, put away any distractions and get ready to make the…

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AQA A-level Biology | Year 2 Summary

Here are my 1 page summaries for the year 2 content in A-level Biology! Hope you find them helpful!

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AQA A-level Biology | Year 1 Summary

I’ve been meaning to do this for so long and kept putting it off…but finally, here they are: my A-level Biology 1-page summary notes for the year 1 content!

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Typical Timetable of a First Year Medic!

One of the things I always wondered when I was applying for Medicine is what a typical timetable would look like. It’s a simple enough question, but one for which the answers I found were never quite sufficient. They tended to be too vague or just simply not easily presented. So I thought I’d create…

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5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Applying for Medical School

When applying to Medicine, plenty of things will be running through your head. From the best work experience, the pressure to perform well in assessments and even the standing of your GCSEs. It’s easy to get carried away worrying about being perfect, or overestimating the difficulty of getting into Medicine. Not to mention, it can be…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Life at Medical School

When you tell people you’ve applied for Medicine, you might hear a lot about what to expect – especially about the workload. However, there are some things you might not know about studying medicine and life at med school. From the course-life balance, the value of the internet and more, here are a list of ten…

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Why Medicine? – in 10 Words!

One of the truths about choosing do study Medicine is that, from the moment you decide to go down that road, you are bombarded with the same question. Why Medicine? You’d think that once you get into the medical school, you’ll never be asked that question ever again, but you are, and many times over…

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Essential Medicine Interview Checklist!

Here’s a list of 20 things you MUST know before you go for your medical school interview…

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5 Most Common Interview Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

There are potentially a whole range of things that can go wrong in an interview, but instead of focussing on all the negatives and unnecessarily worrying about them why don’t try to see if you can avoid making some of the most common mistakes. Have a read of what you should try to avoid in…

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